CPM's arrogance would lead to their downfall in Tripura, predicts Mamata
Kolkata: Considering that CPI-M will fail to retain Tripura in this election, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took a dig at the Left Front MLAs in the state Assembly, saying that it is their arrogance that would lead to their defeat in the North Eastern state.
While taking part in the discussion on the West Bengal Official Language (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018, in the Assembly on Wednesday, the Chief Minister attacked the Left Front MLAs, saying that she would be happy if they win the election in Tripura. But as it seems, it would not become possible for them to return to power in Tripura.
It may be mentioned that most of the exit polls of Tripura election has predicted that the Left Front government in the North Eastern state, will be replaced this time by BJP.
Despite Banerjee's ideological differences with the Left, she wanted them to win in Tripura, as it would have restricted the entry of BJP in another state.
While speaking about the use of Kamtapuri, Rajbanshi and Kurmali languages for official purposes in the state, the Chief Minister stated that the Left has nothing to do apart from speaking against her government, which is carrying out massive development work across the state.
She said that the step of introducing the three languages as official ones, has been taken following the recommendations of the expert committee headed by Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri.
Banerjee maintained that the present government gives equal importance and honour to all languages.
After coming to power, her government has included Urdu, Hindi, Santhali, Oriya and Gurmukhi as official languages.
"It is the language through which our art, culture and tradition is expressed," she said, adding that she respects both Rajbanshi and Kamtapuri languages.
It may be mentioned that the West Bengal Official Language (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018, has been passed to declare Kamtapuri, Rajbanshi and Kurmali languages as "official languages in the district, sub-division, block or municipality…where the Kamtapuri, Rajbanshi and Kurmali speaking populations exceed 10 percent as a whole or part of the district, like sub-division or block".